Park Roads

The map below shows the current status of all park roads. Click on a road segment to get more detail. Temporary closures and delays are always possible. Check locally for road updates.

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Yellowstone Road Status Map

Current Road Status

  • All roads are closed for the season to auto travel (see the oversnow vehicle schedule below) except the road from the park's North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana through Mammoth Hot Springs to the park's Northeast Entrance and the communities of Cooke City and Silver Gate, Montana, which is open all year, weather permitting
  • Check Montana travel conditions (1-800-226-7623) and Wyoming travel conditions (1-888-996-7623) before traveling.

2015-2016 Winter Oversnow (Snowcoach/Snowmobile) Opening Dates

  • December 15: Conditions permitting, the park will open at 8 am to oversnow (snowcoach/snowmobile) vehicles from Mammoth to Madison; Madison to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; from Old Faithful to West Thumb; from South to Lake Butte Overlook, and from Canyon to Norris.
  • December 22: Conditions permitting, East Entrance Road (from East to Lake Butte) will open at 8 am.
2016 Spring Oversnow (Snowcoach/Snowmobile) Travel Closures

  • March 1, 2016: East Entrance, from entrance to Lake Butte, closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 6, 2016: Mammoth to Norris Junction closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 8, 2016: Norris Junction to Madison Junction, and Norris Junction to Canyon closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 13, 2016: Canyon Junction to Fishing Bridge Junction closes at 9 p.m.
  • March 15, 2016: Remaining groomed roads in the park close at 9 p. m.

2016 Spring Road Opening Dates

  • April 15: Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon.
  • May 6: Canyon Junction to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • May 13: Lake to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), and South Entrance to West Thumb; Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 27: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway
2016 Fall Closing Dates
  • October 11: Dunraven Pass (Tower Fall to Canyon); Beartooth Pass (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana) closed
  • November 7: All roads except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance close at 8:00 am

General Road and Entrance Information

  • Most park roads are CLOSED to auto travel between early November and late April.
  • The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through the park to Cooke City, Montana, via Tower Junction is open twenty-four hours a day, all year to auto travel.
  • U.S. Highway 212 is closed to auto travel just east of Cooke City from late fall to late spring.
  • Visit our Road Construction and Delays and Park Entrances pages for more information.
  • For more information on biking in the shoulder seasons please see our spring and fall bike pages.

Current Fire Activity

Current fire activity and any impacts on road travel are shown on this Park Roads map. For detailed information about individual fires, see Current Fire Activity.

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